One of those rare musicians who's able to combine highly technical musicianship with memorable and impactful songwriting. He's won two Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards and has worked alongside Fred J. Eaglesmith, Natalie MacMaster, Ray Materick and Sherry Kean to name a few. Shawn's music is passionate, heartfelt and has a unique ability to touch pretty much anyone listening. ' radiating with vestiges of folk legends both past and present like Woodie Guthrie, Bob Dylan and John Prine ' - Bluegrass Unlimited " He has the pain and the sorrow and the love. He has the passion and the passion is everything " - Fred J Eaglesmith " His songs have touched my heart, they resonate truth and dedication. The little dude with the big heart gets my vote. " - Daniel Lanois " In a nutshell, Shawn's songwritng is remarkable, the lyrics particularly striking, and the most intriguing thing is that these songs could be adapted to almost any kind of music " - Brant Zwicker, Bluegrass Canada Magazine " May be Canada's most unique country star in the making " - Gus Kim, Global Television " Strips his material right to the bone-just a strummed acoustic guitar and his own frayed-by-life voice " - Socan.